© 2010

Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills

  • Douglas W. Nangle
  • David J. Hansen
  • Cynthia A. Erdley
  • Peter J. Norton

Part of the ABCT Clinical Assessment Series book series (ABCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Part I. Conceptual Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Douglas W. Nangle, Rachel L. Grover, Lauren J. Holleb, Michael Cassano, Jessica Fales
      Pages 3-19
    3. Cynthia A. Erdley, Michelle S. Rivera, Elizabeth J. Shepherd, Lauren J. Holleb
      Pages 21-35
    4. Douglas W. Nangle, Cynthia A. Erdley, Molly Adrian, Jessica Fales
      Pages 37-48
  3. Part II. Applied Issues and Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Christopher Campbell, David J. Hansen, Douglas W. Nangle
      Pages 51-67
    3. Cynthia A. Erdley, Douglas W. Nangle, Alana M. Burns, Lauren J. Holleb, Amy J. Kaye
      Pages 69-85
    4. Peter J. Norton, Amie E. Grills-Taquechel, Mona Raouf
      Pages 87-98
    5. Ashley J. Smith, Judith A. Jordan, Mary Fran Flood, David J. Hansen
      Pages 99-115
  4. Part III. Special Topics and Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Karen L. Bierman, Marcela M. Torres, Hannah-Lise T. Schofield
      Pages 119-134
    3. Peter J. Norton, Christi S. Washington, Jaclyn E. Peters, Sarah A. Hayes
      Pages 135-153
    4. John E. Lochman, Tammy Barry, Nicole Powell, Laura Young
      Pages 155-166
    5. Peter J. Norton
      Pages 167-178
    6. Luc Lecavalier, Eric M. Butter
      Pages 179-192
    7. Jason E. Vogler, William D. Spaulding, Petra Kleinlein, Robert Johnson
      Pages 207-223
    8. Lindsay S. Ham, Tracey A. Garcia
      Pages 225-249
  5. Part IV. Measure Reviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251

About this book


Social skills are at the core of mental health, so much so that deficits in this area are a criterion of clinical disorders, across both the developmental spectrum and the DSM. The Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically-Based Measures of Social Skills gives clinicians and researchers an authoritative resource reflecting the ever growing interest in social skills assessment and its clinical applications. This one-of-a-kind reference approaches social skills from a social learning perspective, combining conceptual background with practical considerations, and organized for easy access to material relevant to assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. The contributors’ expert guidance covers developmental and diversity issues, and includes suggestions for the full range of assessment methods, so readers can be confident of reliable, valid testing leading to appropriate interventions.

Key features of the Guide:

  • An official publication of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Describes empirically-based assessment across the lifespan
  • Provides in-depth reviews of nearly 100 measures, their administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and references
  • Highlights specific clinical problems, including substance abuse, aggression, schizophrenia, intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and social anxiety
  • Includes at-a-glance summaries of all reviewed measures
  • Offers full reproduction of more than a dozen measures for children, adolescents, and adults, e.g. the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire and the Teenage Inventory of Social Skills

As social skills assessment and training becomes more crucial to current practice and research, the Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically-Based Measures of Social Skills is a steady resource that clinicians, researchers, and graduate students will want close at hand.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Douglas W. Nangle
    • 1
  • David J. Hansen
    • 2
  • Cynthia A. Erdley
    • 3
  • Peter J. Norton
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of MaineOronoU.S.A.
  2. 2.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of Nebraska, LincolnLincolnU.S.A.
  3. 3.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of MaineOronoU.S.A.
  4. 4.Dept. PsychologyUniversity of HoustonHoustonU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practitioner's Guide to Empirically Based Measures of Social Skills
  • Editors Douglas W. Nangle
    David J. Hansen
    Cynthia A. Erdley
    Peter J. Norton
  • Series Title ABCT Clinical Assessment Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title ABCT Clinical Assessment Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science Behavioral Science and Psychology (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-0608-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4419-0609-0
  • Series ISSN 1869-2281
  • Series E-ISSN 1869-229X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 538
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Clinical Psychology
    Child and School Psychology
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